GREAT ART - Renaissance & Modern Sculpture













Michelangelo - 'Pieta'





Michelangelo - 'David'



'WOUNDED NIOBID'  -  (1822)
Jean-Jacques Pradier (1790 - 1852)



'WOUNDED NIOBID'  -  (1822)
Jean-Jacques Pradier (1790 - 1852)






'Mercury Putting on his Winged Sandles' - François Rude - 1834






'Prometheus' - Nicolas Sébastien Adam





'APOLLO CROWNING HIMSELF'
Antonio Canova - (1757 –  1822)


Antonio Canova (1 November 1757 – 13 October 1822) was a Venetian sculptor who became famous for his marble sculptures that delicately rendered nude flesh. The epitome of the neoclassical style, his work marked a return to classical refinement after the theatrical excesses of Baroque sculpture





'HERCULES & LICHAS'
Antonio Canova - (1757 –  1822)




'Hermes' - Thorvaldsen





'LE DÉSESPOIR'
Jean-Joseph Perraud (1819 - 1876)

Jean-Joseph Perraud (1819 -1876) was a French academic sculptor.
According to Eaton, "During the Second Empire no sculptor enjoyed a greater reputation," although his style fell out of fashion soon after his death.
Perraud was a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1843 under Etienne-Jules Ramey and Augustin-Alexandre Dumont, co-winner of the Prix de Rome in 1847, officer in the Legion of Honor in 1867, and member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
Perraud is buried at Montparnasse Cemetery.




'GREEK  SLAVE'
Hiram  Powers - (1805-1873)




'ICARUS'
Sir  Alfred  Gilbert - (1854-1934)

Sir Alfred Gilbert (12 August 1854 – 4 November 1934) was an English sculptor and goldsmith who enthusiastically experimented with metallurgical innovations.
He was a central — if idiosyncratic — participant in the New Sculpture movement that invigorated sculpture in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century.
Gilbert's sense of decoration was paramount in all he did, and although in addition to the work already cited he produced busts of extraordinary excellence of Cyril Flower, John R. Clayton (since broken up by the artist, the fate of much of his admirable work), G. F. Watts, Sir Henry Tate, Sir George Birdwood, Sir Richard Owen, Sir George Grove and various others, it is on his goldsmithery that the artist would rest his reputation; on his mayoral chain for Preston, the epergne for Queen Victoria, the figurines of Victory (a statuette designed for the orb in the hand of the Winchester statue), St Michael , and St George, as well as smaller objects such as seals, keys and the like.
Gilbert was chosen associate of the Royal Academy in 1887, full member in 1892 (resigned 1909), and professor of sculpture (afterwards resigned) in 1900.
In 1889 he won the Grand Prix at the Paris International Exhibition.
He was created a member of the Victorian Order in 1897.




'ICARUS'
 Sir  Alfred  Gilbert






'TEUCER'
 Sir William Hamo Thornycroft

In Greek mythology Teucer, also Teucrus or Teucris, was the son of King Telamon of Salamis and his concubine slave Hesione, daughter of King Laomedon of Troy. He fought alongside his half-brother, Ajax, in the Trojan War and is the legendary founder of the city Salamis on Cyprus. Teucer was the nephew of King Priam of Troy and so the cousin of Hector and Paris - all of whom he fought against in the Trojan War.

Hamo Thornycroft belonged to the Thornycroft family of sculptors. His father, Thomas and mother Mary and grandfather John Francis were all distinguished sculptors.
He was born in London. His brother, John Isaac Thornycroft, became a successful naval engineer; their sister, Theresa, was the mother of the poet Siegfried Sassoon; Theresa and sisters Alyce and Helen Thornycroft were artists.
Hamo's early training was with his parents and he developed a passionate and precocious attachment to Classical sculpture.
He subsequently studied at the Royal Academy of Arts, where his primary influence was the painter-sculptor Frederic Leighton.
Hamo won the Gold Medal of the Royal Academy in 1876, with the statue 'Warrior Bearing a Wounded Youth'.




'ATHLETE PUTTING A STONE'

 Sir William Hamo Thornycroft




'PRINCE ALBERT'
John Henry Foley
the Albert Memorial - London

The statue of Albert, by John Henry Foley, was ceremonially "seated" in 1875, three years after the memorial opened. The statue faces to the south, towards the Royal Albert Hall.
Albert is holding a catalogue of The Great Exhibition, and is robed as a Knight of the Garter.







'AFRICA'
William Theed
the Albert Memorial - London








'THE GENIUS OF THE DANCE'
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux 1827-1875





'BEETHOVEN'
Max Klinger

The Vienna Secession (also known as the Union of Austrian Artists, or Vereinigung Bildender Künstler Österreichs) was formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists, housed in the Vienna Künstlerhaus.This movement included painters, sculptors, and architects.The first president of the Secession was Gustav Klimt, and Rudolf von Alt was made honorary president.
Max Klinger (February 18, 1857 – July 5, 1920) was a German Symbolist painter, sculptor and printmaker.Klinger traveled extensively around the art centres of Europe for years before returning to Leipzig in 1893.From 1897 he mostly concentrated on sculpture; his marble statue of Beethoven was an integral part of the Vienna Secession exhibit of 1902.








Johannes Gotz - (1865-1934) - 'Balance'






Vincenzo Alfano (1854-1918) - 'Bathing Boy'





 'Age of Bronze'
Auguste Rodin






 'The Kiss of Victory' - detail
Sir Alfred Gilbert






'Prometheus' - (ca. 1900)
Reinhold Begas - 




Heroic Figure - Foro Italico - Roma Italia



'HERCULES'
Stadio dei Marmi - Foro Italico - Rome - 1931 



'BOXER'
Stadio dei Marmi - Foro Italico - Rome - 1931 







'FOUNTAINE DU SOLEIL'
Place Masséna, Nice, France






'Sulpteur'
Jacques le Nantec





 'DER SIEGER'
(The Victor) - 1897
Heinrich Carl Baucke (1875-1915)





'IDOLINO' 
Sascha Alexander Schneider




'THE GENIUS OF ELECTRICITY'
Evelyn Beatrice Longman - (1874-1954)

Evelyn Beatrice Longman  was the first woman sculptor to be elected a full member of the National Academy of Design in 1919.
Her allegorical figure works were commissioned as monuments and memorials, adornment for public buildings, and attractions at art expositions in early 20th-century America.
Longman's 1915 "Genius of Electricity," a gilded male nude, was commissioned by AT&T Corporation for the top of their corporate headquarters in downtown Manhattan.
The figure was reproduced on Bell Telephone directories across the country from 1938 until the 1960s.
Around 1920, Longman assisted Daniel Chester French and Henry Bacon by creating some of the sculptural decorations for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In 1923, she won the Watrous Gold Medal for best sculpture.
In 1920, Longman carved the marble fountain in the lobby of the Heckscher Museum of Art. The young grandchildren of August Heckscher posed for the three small figures that serve as its focal point. An inscription around the rim reads, "Forever wilt thou love and they be fair."
An example of her work, "The Craftsman", also known as "Industry" can be seen outside the main entrance of A. I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford, Connecticut (formerly known as Hartford Trade School). The statue, completed in 1931, was placed there in 1960 in honor of the industrial pioneers of Hartford. Sitting on a 16,000 pound granite foundation, the approximately 1,950 pound bronze sculpture remains an inspiration to students today.




'THE GENIUS OF ELECTRICITY' - Detail
Evelyn Beatrice Longman - (1874-1954)



'DEATH OF ODYSSEUS'
sculptor unknown



'ENTOMBEMENT OF CHRIST
in the style of Michelangelo



'MALE NUDE'
Giulio Bornacin



ANCIENT GREEK CHORUS and ROMAN GLADIATORS
Gilbert Bayes

Gilbert William Bayes RA (4 April 1872 – 1953) was a British sculptor and medalist.
Born in London into a family of artists, Bayes' lengthy and illustrious career began as a student under Sir George Frampton and Harry Bates, and so became associated with the British New Sculpture movement and its focus on architectural sculpture.
Bayes is perhaps best remembered for his interest in color, his association with the Royal Doulton Company, and his work in polychrome ceramics and enamelled bronze.
His major ceramic frieze at the Doulton Headquarters of 1938 was removed in the 1960s when the building was razed, and re-located to the gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum which bears his name.
He also designed a number of war memorials, with public work throughout the former Empire, from New South Wales to Bangalore.
He eventually served as President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors from 1939 through 1944.
He died in London in 1953.



BACCHANALIA
Gilbert Bayes



THE QUEEN OF TIME
Selfridges - Oxford Street - London
Gilbert Bayes

ADVENTURE
Gilbert Bayes



'WOUNDED HERO'
Arno Breker
'ADOLF HITLER'
Arno Breker




'RICHARD WAGNER'
Arno Breker






'RICHARD WAGNER'
Arno Breker


'ADOLF HITLER'
Arno Breker







'FREDERICH  NIETSZCHE'
Arno  Breker



'Διόνυσος' - 'DIONYSUS'
Arno Breker



'HEROIC HEAD'
Arno Breker




'HEROIC HEAD'
Arno Breker




'BEREITSCHAFT'
(Readiness)
Arno Breker





'Προμηθεύς'
'PROMETHEUS'
Arno Breker





'Προμηθεύς'
'PROMETHEUS'
Arno Breker






'Προμηθεύς'
'PROMETHEUS'
Arno Breker





Arno Breker working on Prometheus



'MALE NUDE TORSO'
Arno Breker






'GENIUS DES SIEGERS'
(Spirit of Victory)
Arno Breker








'ARYAN MAN'
Arno Breker



'ANGEL  OF  DEATH'
Arno  Breker




'DYING  WARRIOR'
Arno  Breker






'DYING  WARRIOR'
(Bronze)
Arno  Breker




'MALE NUDE RELIEF'
Arno  Breker



'VICTORIOUS  WARRIOR'
Arno  Breker



DER RACHER
Arno Breker




'KAMARADSCHAFT'
(Comradeship)
Arno Breker




'KAMARADSCHAFT'
(Comradeship)
Arno Breker







'DEPARTURE FOR BATTLE'
Arno Breker





'DER RUFER'
Arno Breker





'BEREITSCHAFT'
Arno Breker





'DER BANNERTRAGER'
(Standard Bearer)
Arno Breker





'EURIDICE & ORPHEUS'
Arno Breker





APOLLO & DAPHNE'
Arno Breker





'YOU & ME'
Arno Breker





'DER APFEL DES PARIS'
(The Apple of Paris)
Arno Breker




'ST  SEBASTIAN'
Arno  Breker






'OLYMPIA'
Arno Breker





'OLYMPIA'
Arno Breker







'TORSO DES ROSSBANDIGERS'
Arno Breker







'ALEXANDER THE GREAT'
Arno Breker




'ALEXANDER THE GREAT'
Arno Breker







'ASPIRATION'
Frank James Morgan - (1816-1985)





'ST MICHAEL'S VICTORY'
Epstein



'AUSUM'
Wim van der Kant

Wim van der Kant (1949, Kampen) is a self taught artist.
Next to his busy profession as a teacher at a high school, he practices intensively his profession as a sculptor.
Only when his work would measure up to his own high standards, would he decide to present it to the rest of the world.
In 1995, he exhibited for the first time with Morren Galleries.
Since 1995 his work is represented exclusively by Morren  Galleries.
Van der Kant desires to sculpt young people who still stand uninhibited, and showing a curiosity regarding life.
The superb anatomical detail of his figures testifies to his perfectionism.
Van der Kant's subjects show similarities with the sculptures from Greek and Roman antiquity where young boys (Ephebes) were admired for their vitality and beauty, and his work continues in the renowned tradition of the great & late German sculptor, Arno Breker.
The sculptures of Van der Kant are, amongst others, presented at the Kunst RAI - Amsterdam, Lineart - Ghent, Afa Rosmalen, Lagoon - The Hague, Utrecht Haf Realism and the annual fairs in Amsterdam.

for more information about Wim van der Kant and his work go to:
http://www.morrengalleries.nl/main.php?m_in_l=beschikbaar&page=2&naam=Wim+van+der+Kant&taal=e&id=124




'BUFO'
(Nude Boy with a Frog)
Wim van der Kant



'METO'
Wim van der Kant



'NUDE  BOY  WITH  A  CRYSTAL SPHERE'
Wim van der Kant



'SORBE'
Wim van der Kant



'DE  PROFUDUS'
Wim van der Kant




'SUSPENSUS'
Wim van der Kant




'AD  DEXTRAM'
Wim van der Kant





'DUCO  LINEUM'
Wim van der Kant




'LUCIFER  EVIGILANS'
Wim van der Kant



'LUCIFER  EVIGILANS'
Wim van der Kant




'SEATED FIGURE'
Cecil Hayter - 



'THUS  SPOKE  ZARATHUSTRA'
Peter  Schipperheyn

Acclaimed as Australia’s pre-eminent sculptor in marble of the human figure, Peter Schipperheyn has traveled annually to the marble quarries of Carrara Italy, since being awarded an Italian government scholarship in 1979.Largely self taught he has dedicated himself to mastering the difficult medium of carving marble.





'Winged Victory' - unknown artist




'STUDY OF DAVID - TORSO'
Tecciztecatl



Hermes - Ἑρμῆς
Cambell Paxton - Bronze


Hermes is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is the second youngest of the Olympian gods.
Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moves freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as an emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is the protector and patron of herdsmen, thieves, oratory and wit, literature and poetry, athletics and sports, invention and trade, roads, boundaries and travellers.
In some myths, he is a trickster and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or for the sake of humankind. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster, the tortoise, purse or pouch, winged sandals, and winged cap. His main symbol is the Greek kerykeion or Latin caduceus which consisted of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff.
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